Milan Restores Famous Rainbow Tower Tiles

The Milan City Council, in partnership with the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Gruppo FS Italiane railway authorities, has completed the restoration of the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) at Porto Garibaldi.

Once an anonymous water reservoir in the 1960s, the tower was renovated for the 1990 World Cup as part of an initiative in Italy to “turn downtrodden public works into highly recognizable urban beacons.” At this time, the tower was a piece of the Wonderline project, which connected art and architectural initiatives to themes of color, designed to express “the desire to inhabit our planet intelligently, creating a harmony between technology, nature, innovation, and tradition.”

Courtesy of Studio Original Designers 6R5 Network

Milan firm Original Designers 6R5 Network headed both the original project and the restoration, which additionally enlisted the support of companies like Bazzea-B Construction Technology, Condor, Fila Solutions, Mapei, and Marazzi.

Courtesy of Studio Original Designers 6R5 Network

The restoration of the tower’s roughly 100,000 ceramic tiles took 71 days to complete and marks and celebrates the Milan Expo 2015.

Learn more about the project in the drone footage below, and through the image gallery.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Milan Restores Famous Rainbow Tower Tiles" 30 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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